Night Beats w/Ranch Ghost & Promised Land Sound
While watching Night Beats tear it up at War Memorial when they shared The Zombies’ opening slot with The Ettes, a colleague sagely observed that the group was exactly the kind of band that would have supported the British lords of psych-pop had they toured the U.S. in 1968. Given their high-powered blend of vintage ear-melting Texas psych and R&B, we would have to agree that the Seattle trio easily fit that bill, just as well as they top this matchup of local rock ’n’ rollers. With the recent addition of Mitch Jones on keys, Ranch Ghost’s brand of garage rock grooves along, smoldering, waiting for the opportunity to spring a furious blast of reverb-drenched fury — a concoction that earned them one of the coveted Road to Bonnaroo slots. Promised Land, a fairly new vehicle for the Scala brothers’ rhythm section, takes a cool and loose country-rock tack reminiscent of The Flying Burrito Brothers and Beggars’ Banquet-vintage Rolling Stones. The three groups kick it Voltron-style for a solid survey of contemporary garage-revival.
Thu, May 2 | 9:00 PM
18 and over